Next Building Committee Meeting: Thursday, 8/24/23 at 6:30 PM

Please join the AHS Building Committee for our next public meeting on Thursday, August 24th at 6:30 PM in the School Committee conference room (30 Whittier Ct, 2nd floor, above the Robb Senior Center).

The landscape architect, Arcadis Architects and the traffic consultant, The Engineering Corp (TEC) will continue their presentation of the preliminary site design and traffic circulation from the 8/8/23 AHS Building Committee meeting.

Arcadis and TEC will review draft design options for pickup and drop-off, vehicle queuing areas, circulation through the project site, bike and walk paths, access and egress points from Moraine Street and Shawsheen Road, and parking configurations.

The site design and traffic circulation will evolve during Schematic Design as the project team continues to meet with the Committee, Andover Public Schools, community members, Andover Police & Fire, Facilities, and other Town Departments for feedback on the draft design options.

HMFH Architects will also further review the preliminary building massing models and interior floor plans with the Committee, which were initially discussed during the 7/27/23 AHS Building Committee meeting. HMFH will examine initial interior space configurations, as well as the size and orientation of the new building on the project site.

Additionally, the presentation will include further discussions related to potential added scope items including sports lighting and a skate park. HMFH Architects will review the costs associated with adding sports field lighting, preliminary pole heights/counts, and lighting impacts for the Committee to consider. The Committee also anticipates Andrew Flanagan, Town Manager, and AHS Building Committee member will provide recommendation around whether a skate park should be included in the scope of the project.

Sports lighting and the skate park were not included within the preliminary total project estimate presented during the Feasibility Study phase in March/April 2023. If accepted, the scope will be included in the Schematic Design documents and the costs will be further refined at the end of the Schematic Design phase within the total project budget. The Committee anticipates a decision regarding sports lighting and the skate park will be made during the 8/24/23 AHS Building Committee Meeting.

The full agenda can be found here on the Town website.

The meeting will also be televised on AndoverTV, livestreamed from their website, and recorded for viewing out of their online meeting archive.